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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 19 May 2008 18:41 #1

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Well Kids as the title says, we finally dropped her in and had one of the best weekends ever. I was fortunate enough to have the Help of Download Complete (Matt) and Tbear (Ted) to help with the launch. Thanks guys with all your help!!!! Couldn’t have done it with out you. After the launch Matt, Suzanne, Ted and Myself all went for a wonderful tour on Matt’s KILLER 2450 Sport Cruiser. His boat really is one of the nicest and clean bow riders I've ever seen. Matt and Suzanne were excellent hosts and did a wonderful job of showing me the Chain. I was also fortunate enough to Have Ted with the point out all the hot spots. He is one very knowledgeable Chain'er. Thanks again boys and girl. Was a great way to start the weekend!!!

Melissa showed up later on and we parted ways with Ted, Matt and Suzanne. Now we had Sat, Sun and Mon to relax and get to know our boat. Only had a few issues such as the "Key" incident (The picture will be enough said) and a couple of kinks that need to be worked out on the boat. Ill post a few shots we took.

Thanks again to all of our senior members for the wonderful help and technical advice. I don’t think I could have done this without you guys!!!!!!!

Our Slip the day after Launch

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This is my favorite shot. This is what we wake up to and see off the back of our boat.

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 19 May 2008 18:45 #2

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Couple more shots from the weekend.


The Key Incident!!!

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My big old feet up and sipping a cocktail while watching nature. Shot at our slip.

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Out fishing for 1st time

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 19 May 2008 18:50 #3

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 19 May 2008 19:19 #4

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Congrats, Jeff! Glad it went well for ya!

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 19 May 2008 20:45 #5

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Great pics, boat looks really nice, I know you put a lot of work into it, pics make me miss the Chain!!!

I'm trying toget Matt out for my maiden voyage soon (maybe Weds.)... right Matt !!!!

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 20 May 2008 00:21 #6

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Thanks for the compliments. It was a spectacular weekend with a few minor kinks ot deal with but I dont think it could have been much better. I cant wait to go back this weekend again.

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 20 May 2008 12:52 #7

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Great to see it out on the water!!!! Still pretending its mine though:D

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 20 May 2008 19:31 #8

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I'd say that about says it all, wouldn't you? :) (Hey, whats that SMELL???)

We had a great time, Jeff, and you and Melissa are MORE than welcome out with us anytime you want. And quit flattering us, your boat cleaned up GREAT. Its easilly one of the nicer 2750s out there, and it really doesn't need that much to get her pristine.

We will be out on Memorial Day. Raft up? ;)

And Jim, I haven't forgotten about you. I work at West Marine this coming weekend, whattaya say I pop down to Northpoint and say hi?

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 20 May 2008 20:56 #9

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Download_Complete;151687 wrote:
I'd say that about says it all, wouldn't you? :) (Hey, whats that SMELL???)

We had a great time, Jeff, and you and Melissa are MORE than welcome out with us anytime you want. And quit flattering us, your boat cleaned up GREAT. Its easilly one of the nicer 2750s out there, and it really doesn't need that much to get her pristine.

We will be out on Memorial Day. Raft up? ;)

And Jim, I haven't forgotten about you. I work at West Marine this coming weekend, whattaya say I pop down to Northpoint and say hi?



Yeah I must admit, its my feet!!! Sorry dude. :rolleyes:

THanks for the nice words on my boat. It will get better over the course of the summer. Just ran out of time and patience in my driveway. Ready or not, it was time to dump it in the water.....

Raftup on Monday??? Hmmmm Tasty!!! Gonna be a busy weekend especially how nice its gonna be. Should we start a new thread a bout it to see who else we can drag in?????

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 20 May 2008 21:10 #10

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Man would I ever love to have a 2750 weekend with yea.

I splashed this past weekend as well but forgot to take alot of photos.

Here I am leaving to splash on Thursday

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In the locks Friday afternoon

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 20 May 2008 21:41 #11

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fordm;151744 wrote: Man would I ever love to have a 2750 weekend with yea.

I splashed this past weekend as well but forgot to take alot of photos.

Here I am leaving to splash on Thursday


I looooooove what you have done to your boat!!!!!!!! I have a question that I was just going over with one of our other senior members, I currently have my anchor w/o chain. I want to add the chain but how do you wrap the chain around the Bow cleat????? How do you keep from pounding the fiberglass with it while the anchor is up???? Oh and by the way, Very pretty woman on the front of your boat if you dont mind me saying so!!!

A raftup would be cool, Your not exactly next door though LOL :hammer

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 21 May 2008 00:20 #12

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Yes I lucked out meeting Louise. She tolerates most of my crap
On my pulpit I installed a stainless plate for protection and the chain I have wrapped around the cleat for the time being. Im looking to get a chain locker.

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It doesen't pound the fiberglass but I also have PVC coated chain if needed.

This is my eldest daughter who lookes after the aft lines

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Louise on the bow in the rain





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Jeff, what switches do you have beside your trim tab switches??

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 21 May 2008 00:27 #13

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Boat looks great Jeff. I am very jealous right now... not able to make my 1st splash until Friday.

Maybe I'll get a chance to meet you Illinoisers at lake Geneva in July... not sure yet if I'll be able to sneak over there on that day yet.

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 21 May 2008 01:09 #14

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Jeff, I'm glad you had a good time Saturday. You will get to see an ugly bowrider in about a week and a half. :D Last parts order here tomorrow (furious work til then), and prop touch up done in another week.
Then splash May 31st? I know where you're at now (5 minutes from my marina) ;) so I will be sure to stop by.

Have a fun and safe Memorial Day. Wish I was wet :( ......Ted

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 21 May 2008 01:16 #15

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fordm;151839 wrote: Jeff, what switches do you have beside your trim tab switches??


The original pic has alot better detail you can zoom in on if you'd like me to e-mail it to you.

Om switch panel to left of steering wheel
Top from port to Starboard:
Blower, Nav lights, Pumps (Bilge)

Middle from Port to Starboard:
Horn (Push Button), Light, Courtesy, Wiper, Panel Lights, Accy (Push Button)

Bottom from Port to Starboard:
Ignition, Tilt/Trim for O/D

To Right of steering wheel are trim tab switches and kill switch lanyard.

I have nooooo idea what the Light switch does or the Accessory

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 21 May 2008 01:21 #16

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Kev241;151843 wrote: Boat looks great Jeff. I am very jealous right now... not able to make my 1st splash until Friday.

Maybe I'll get a chance to meet you Illinoisers at lake Geneva in July... not sure yet if I'll be able to sneak over there on that day yet.


Or come on down to Antioch, we are on the Chain o lakes :)

tbear;151874 wrote: Jeff, I'm glad you had a good time Saturday. You will get to see an ugly bowrider in about a week and a half. :D Last parts order here tomorrow (furious work til then), and prop touch up done in another week.
Then splash May 31st? I know where you're at now (5 minutes from my marina) ;) so I will be sure to stop by.

Have a fun and safe Memorial Day. Wish I was wet :( ......Ted


Ted, Saw some pics of your boat today over on FOTF, Looks good to me!!! Yep 5 minutes, Are you gonna be around this weekend?? I may be out for one day by myself and you are more then welcome to come hang out on mine. Supposed to be nice.

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 21 May 2008 01:30 #17

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Boat looks great! I finally Splashed yesterday We will be out all weekend and will look for you. Let me know if you guys plan a raft-up. Most of the launch day pics did not turn out but here are some pics of my boat.

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kill switch lanyard.


Ah thats what that is. Thanks.

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 21 May 2008 02:14 #19

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CRUISER JOHN;151891 wrote: Boat looks great! I finally Splashed yesterday We will be out all weekend and will look for you. Let me know if you guys plan a raft-up. Most of the launch day pics did not turn out but here are some pics of my boat.


I love the Avanti. Gorgeous boats. I think that will be our next one!!! :rolleyes:

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fordm;151893 wrote: Ah thats what that is. Thanks.


No problem!!

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FINALLY we splashed, Great weekend on Chain in IL 21 May 2008 02:49 #21

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Accy (Push Button)

I have nooooo idea what the Light switch does or the Accessory

Normally the accessory switch is blank for you to add later, but since you mentioned it is a push button, my vote is for a macerator. Anyone else?

Are you gonna be around this weekend?? I may be out for one day by myself and you are more then welcome to come hang out on mine. Supposed to be nice.

No plans but finishing the work on the boat. If you know when you're gonna be out, give me a call. That handle of Captain needs a bigger dent in it. :arr

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I'm tellin ya, between you and Jeff, you are both convincing me to pull the remaining tape stripes off my boat. Both your boats look GREAT without the stripes! (No offense, but I was never a fan of the hot pink ;) )

AWESOME wake shot....where was it taken?

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Hey guys, my next boating day will be Memorial Day, Monday...weather permitting of course.

You guys want to do a raft up? I will be working on Saturday and Sunday, sadly...so I will miss QBT.....(Quality Boat Time).

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Download_Complete;151992 wrote: Hey guys, my next boating day will be Memorial Day, Monday...weather permitting of course.

You guys want to do a raft up? I will be working on Saturday and Sunday, sadly...so I will miss QBT.....(Quality Boat Time).


I'm In!!!!!!!! Any other Chain'ers wanna come for a raftup???? Big Ted how about you????? CruiserJohn?????? Any of the other folks I missed at the Pre Season meeting?

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tbear;151936 wrote: Normally the accessory switch is blank for you to add later, but since you mentioned it is a push button, my vote is for a macerator. Anyone else?


Good thought, Ill bet thats it. Macerator is currently disconnected. Still cant figure out the Light switch though. I know it sounds simple enough but Im telling you, it does Nothing.... :rolleyes:

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